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West Africa,United Nations

28 June 2006

South African Press Association

LAGOS — Millions of firearms are circulating in West Africa, mostly in the hands of rebels and criminals, participants in a seminar in Lagos organised by the United Nations said on Tuesday. "There are at least eight million small arms in West Africa … with more than half in the hands of insurgents and criminals. Criminal elements in Ghana alone reportedly possess 40 000 small arms," Shambhavi Gopalkrishna, a political science teacher at the University of Lagos,... (

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